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Many thanks to our Master of Ceremonies, Ted Wayman, for graciously
giving of his time and talents for this special evening. In 1979, Ted was a
member of the first WHS varsity soccer team to win the Dual County
League championship. Ted is an Emmy Award-winning reporter, andhas
been a Boston broadcaster for many years on TV, radio and the internet..
He graduated from Boston University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Broadcast Journalism. He is presently a partner in a company
called boston.tv, an internet venture featuring reports and stories about
Boston. Ted's wife, Maura, graduated from WHS in 1982.
/ have great memories of those teams and stay in touch with many teammates. I know several of the inductees.
I have been a member of the Boston media both on tv and radio for the past 20 years. I am now with an
internet company in Boston, called Boston.tv I owe much of my success to my education in the
Wayland schools and to my own sports experiences.
On behalf of Wayland Boosters, welcome to the 2nd Wayland High School Athletic Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony. Our first ceremony in the fall of 2006 was a sellout event. Thanks go to the
committee who coordinated this evening: Chairman George Doran, members Connie Burgess,
Colleen Cappellucci, Chris Jenny, Asa and Susan Foster, Rick Smith of the Wayland Town Crier,
former Wayland Athletic Director Rick Moyer, long time Wayland Coach Bill Snow, Athletic
Director Martha Jamieson, and Athletic Trainer Chris Brown.
The Wayland Boosters is an all volunteer organization whose mission is to enhance the experiences
of Wayland High School athletes by raising money to complete projects, such as new scoreboards
for the Field House, and recent projects which include contributions toward a rehabilitation of the
varsity baseball field, Bennett Field, and the Field House.
Tonight's event is another example of how the Boosters recognizes and supports the rich tradition of
Enjoy the evening and thank you for your support!
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Saturday, October 25, 2008 6:30 p.m.
Master of Ceremony - Ted Wayman
Inductees: Brandon Anderson, George Bradley, Steve Brooks,
Gary Chase, Sally White Eastman, Laurie Williams Griffin,
Jon Mann, Kim Pond McGrath, Hilary Meyer, Tom O'Shea,
Bill Snow, Scott Watts, Jerry Whelchel.
Teams Being Honored: '71 Wrestling, '86 -'87 Girls Lacrosse State Champs,
2001 State Championship Boys Soccer
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Brandon Anderson is the youngest inductee in the short history of the Way-
land Athletic Hall of Fame. He is being inducted in the first year of his eligi-
Anderson was an outstanding football, track and baseball performer for the
Warriors. In football, Anderson was a rare four-year varsity starter for Way-
land. After earning All-Dual County League honors as a cornerback his junior
year, Anderson put together a standout senior year that included mshing for
1,734 yards, a mark that eclipsed the single-season
record of the esteemed Bob Peck, whose record had
stood for 30 years. The fleet-footed halfback accounted
for better than 2000 all-purpose
yards as a senior.
In indoor track, Anderson was the league champion in the 300 meters with a
personal best timing of 36.6. He was also a member of a Class D winning 4x100
Anderson closed out a fantastic high school baseball career by batting .500 and
earning three saves as a relief pitcher his senior year. Coming out of high school,
he was drafted in the 41st round by the Colorado Rockies.
Anderson played college baseball at Gloucester County College and then Geor-
gia College and State University. He just completed his first full year as a right fielder with the Kalama-
zoo Kings of the Frontier League, an independent minor league baseball league.
Anderson is grateful for the help he received from high school coaches Scott Parseghian, Tom Her-
manowski, Bill Snow, and Bill Fulgurite.
George Bradley was a standout football, basketball and baseball player
for the Warriors before graduating in 1958. Bradley was the starting
quarterback for Wayland his junior and seniors year with the Warriors
going undefeated and winning the Class D state championship his jun-
ior season. He was an all-scholastic selection, an honorable mention
All- America, and a captain his senior year.
In basketball, Bradley played
guard and ended his career as a
1,000-point scorer. During his
junior year, the Warriors went
through the entire football and
basketball season without losing
a game. Wayland won the pres-
tigious Tech Tournament that
winter. He was also a team cap-
tain his senior year.
Bradley, who was also a captain
during the spring, played catcher for the baseball team. Wayland
had some strong teams on the diamond, but never won a league
championship during Bradley's tenure at the school.
Bradley went to Boston University on a football scholarship when
the Terriers played powers like Syracuse, Perm State, Kansas, and
Boston College. He was switched to fullback from quarterback his sophomore year at BU.
Bradley retired from the Gillette Corporation after working for the company for nearly 30 years. "Ralph
Salvati was the single most influential person in my life," said Bradley. "He was not only an outstanding
football coach, but an outstanding individ-
ual. I truly benefitted from having outstand-
ing teammates and outstanding coaching.
Ralph Salvatti and Buzz Bowers were out-
He and his wife Joan are the parents of a
daughter, Rea (19). He has four sons from a
previous marriage: George (42), Paul (40),
Keith (38), and Brian (33).
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Stephen Brooks was a standout performer in soccer and ice
hockey during his athletic career at Way land High School.
A forward, a three-year varsity performer and a two-time co-
captain on the pitch, Brooks was a moving force in the Warriors
compiling a 10-1-3 record his senior year, earning the first tour-
nament appearance in the program's history. In fact, Wayland
made it to the sectional semifinals after shocking top-seeded
Duxbury 2-1 in the quarterfinals.
Brooks was a Dual County League All-Star his junior and
senior years in high school. He was named All-State First Team
his senior year.
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played left wing and center for the Warriors. Brooks went on to
play varsity soccer at Dartmouth College, graduating with a
Bachelor of Arts in history. He started at forward his sophomore
and senior year of college, missing his junior year due to an
After earning a Master's degree in business administration,
Brooks began working for Textron Corporation. He is currently
working for Cessna Aircraft, a division of Textron, and living in
Stephen and Cathy Brooks have been married since 1986 and
are the parents of two children: Scott 18 and Julia 13.
Brooks expressed gratitude for the coaching he received in high school soccer from Bill Snow and
Gary Chase was a standout in football and wrestling at Wayland High and later
returned to his alma mater as an outstanding wrestling coach. In football, Chase
was a co-captain and two-way starter at offensive guard and defense end on the
undefeated 1971 Warrior team that won the league and Class C state title. Chase
was a State Champion at 148 pounds as a junior on a Wayland team that won
league and sectional honors and finished as co-state champions. As a senior, Chase
moved up to 158 pounds and didn't miss a beat. He was a co-captain and a
Sectional, State, and New England Champion. The Warriors as a team matched
that lofty trio of accomplishments.
Chase was an assistant coach under the legendary Rick Moyer before taking over
the wrestling program himself in 1997. When he called it quits after the 2006-2007
season, his Warriors had compiled a 218-12-2 record, had a 74-match undefeated
streak, and had four undefeated seasons.
Under Chase, Wayland won six league championships, five sec-
tional titles, and was sectional runnerup twice and won the Di-
vision 3 team crown once.
A two-time Boston Globe and a three-time MetroWest News
Coach of the Year, Chase coached six State Champions and 22
Sectional Champions. He was also named 2006 Division 3 North
Sectional Coach of the Year, 2007 Division 3 State Coach of the
Year and the winner of the 2007 Massachusetts Sportsmanship
Award for exhibiting 10 consecutive years of sportsmanship.
Chase has been married to former classmate Eileen Weldon for 33 years. They are
the parents of three children: Sean, Erin, and Brett, all of whom graduated from
Wayland High School.
The former Laurie Williams went from being a standout athlete
at Wayland High School to an outstanding coach at her alma
Griffin played field hockey and lacrosse while in high school
and went on to leave a huge imprint on those sports during
her coaching career.
She also played lacrosse at the collegiate level at Plymouth
State College. Griffin was a member of the Division 2 New
England Championship Plymouth State College squad, the
only undefeated women's lacrosse team in the school's history.
The team was also inducted into the Plymouth State Athletic
Hall of Fame.
A two-time team captain, she was an All-New England Collegiate Lacrosse
Team selection in 1977. Griffin was also a member of the United States
National Team, Level 2, in 1997.
She coached varsity field hockey at Wayland from 1985-1991 and was named the league's outstanding coach in
1986. In lacrosse, Griffin guided the Warriors varsity from 1985-1997 with her teams compiling at 158-40-7 record.
The varsity lacrosse teams won League Championships and State Championships 1986, 1987, 1990, and 1991.
She was honored as the Dual County League Field Hockey Coach of the Year award in 1986. She was named
Boston Globe Coach of the Year in 1991 and earned the honor from the Metro West News in 1990, 1991, 1995 and
Griffin went on to coach varsity lacrosse from 1985 to 2005 at Algonquin Regional. She is currently a physical ed-
ucation and wellness teacher and the varsity lacrosse coach at Nashoba Regional.
Griffin and her husband John, who also graduated from Wayland High, have 3 children, Trevor, Jen, and Haley.
She would like to thank and recognize: Janet Nell, her lacrosse coach at Plymouth State, Peter Cofran, basketball
coach at Plymouth area high school, Buzzy Bowers, former athletic director at WHS, and Rick Moyer, former
athletic director at WHS.
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After moving to Wayland from California his sophomore year, Mann left a last-
ing imprint on the Wayland cross country and track program the rest of his
high school career.
As a sophomore, Mann was a Junior Olympic national champion in the 800
meters with a clocking of 1:53.97. During his senior year, Mann set the Wayland
cross country course record and set a state record in the indoor 600 meters and
the outdoor 800 meters. He was named an All-American in the 800 his senior
Mann's versatility and talent was on display during a dual meet with
Bedford his senior year when he won the 100 and two mile in the same
Mann went to Stanford University where his collegiate career was side-
tracked by injuries. Graduating from Stanford with a political science de-
gree in 1987, Mann earned a law degree from the University of Maine in
1994. He is currently general counsel and secretary for TAC Worldwide
Mann met his wife Ann at an indoor track meet when she was compet-
ing for Lincoln-Sudbury. They are the parents of two children: Veronika
Hilary Meyer was Wayland High's starting goalie for three seasons of varsity
field hockey and four seasons of varsity lacrosse before graduating in 1995. She
even added a season of junior varsity ice hockey as a goalie, her senior year with
the newly formed Wayland-Weston program.
Meyer received numerous awards during her high school sports career, starting
with Rookie of the Year honors in both field hockey and lacrosse. She won the
Wayland Boosters Award in field hockey and lacrosse and was named the winner of the Christie Spo-
erling Award in lacrosse.
Meyer, who made over 1000 career saves in lacrosse, was either a co-captain or tri-captain in both sports
her senior year and was the school's Defensive MVP in field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse. In addi-
tion, Meyer, who was an all-star for the Middlesex News, Boston Herald and Boston Globe, was a Dual
County League All-Star every season she played a varsity sport. She was a
second team All- American in lacrosse her senior year.
Meyer went on to play four varsity seasons of field hockey and lacrosse at
Colgate University where she accumulated numerous honors in both
sports. She graduated from Colgate in 1999 and added a law degree from
Rutgers Law School in 2005.
Meyer currently runs the Fair Courts Project at Lambda Legal, headquar-
tered in New York City. Lambda Legal is a nonprofit civil rights organiza-
tion advocating through impact
litigation and public education for
the rights of lesbians, gay men,
bisexual and transgender people,
as well as those with HIV.
Meyer credits former Wayland girls lacrosse coach Laurie Grif-
fin, former Wayland field hockey coach Diane Stratton, Way-
land High athletic trainer Chris Brown, former Colgate field
hockey and lacrosse coach Cathy Foto, and her father for posi-
tively impacting her life in general and her athletic career in par-
Tom O'Shea played point guard for some outstanding Wayland High basketball
teams. The Warriors won the Dual County League title all four years he was on
the varsity. In fact, O'Shea was paired in the same backcourt his freshman year
with his brother Tim when Wayland went to the State Championship game.
His junior year, the Warriors went 22-0 and won the 1981 State Championship.
O'Shea was a DCL All-Star in basketball all four years he was in high school. He
was named all-state as a junior and second team all-state as a senior. He was
co-MVP of the DCL his senior year.
During his high school career, O'Shea's teams compiled an 83-8
record. During that time span, O'Shea scored over 1,000 points,
handed out better than 500 assists and recorded more than 200
A four-year varsity player at the University of Vermont, O'Shea
captained the team his senior year. He is currently the head
basketball coach at St. Michael's College. He was awarded the
Sunderland Award as UVM's most outstanding senior athlete
and was first recipient of the Tom O'Shea Award, which is given
annually to a Vermont player who exhibits the strongest
commitment and dedication to the Catamount program.
Tom and Amy O'Shea are the parents of four children, Joe 16,
Connor 14, Brendan 12, and Caroline 9.
O'Shea is grateful for the support of his mother, Alice, his father, Joe, his brother,
Tim and his sisters, Peggy and Maureen.
The former Kim Pond was an outstanding field hockey and lacrosse player
while at Wayland High School. She split the winter months between gym-
nastics her freshman and sophomore year and track her junior and senior
A three-year varsity player in field hockey, McGrath was a Dual County
League All-Star her junior and senior year in high school and served as a
captain her final year in the sport.
As a three-year varsity lacrosse
player, she led the league and Eastern
Mass in scoring as a junior and was a
league and Eastern Mass all-star. In McGrath 1 s senior year,
she was named a U.S. Lacrosse All-American as well as
winning league and Eastern Mass all-star honors.
McGrath went to Boston University where she played both
field hockey and lacrosse her first two years there. Her
sophomore year of field hockey saw the Terriers place
fourth in the NCAA Tournament.
In college lacrosse, McGrath was the team's leading scorer as a freshman and second-leading scorer
her sophomore year. Unfortunately, BU dropped the sport before her junior season.
McGrath graduated from BU with a degree in physical therapy and currently works part time in
a nursing home in Scituate.Kim and David McGrath are the parents of three daughters, Mikayla,
Abby, and Stefanie. Kim McGrath is the U-13 lacrosse coach for two of her daughters.
Bill Snow played soccer, basketball, ran cross country and out-
door track at Frarningham North before heading off to Spring-
field College, where he played soccer for 4 years with an
undefeated senior season (13-0-3), in which the team won the
Atlantic Coast Championship and a New England Champi-
onship. He earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees
in education and was a member of the coaching staff. He also
played varsity volleyball his junior and senior years.
Snow began his coaching career at Wayland High School
while a student teacher under Rick Moyer during the 1968-
1969 school year. He was a track assistant under Don
Benedetti. He became the varsity boys soccer coach at
Wayland in the fall of 1971, beginning a stretch of 104 consecutive seasons. He would end his coaching career
having coached a total of 108 seasons.The Warriors were 325-230-106 in soccer under Snow with 15
tournament appearances, six divisional final appearances, three divisional ^^^MBP 1 ^^. A
Championships, three State semifinalists, two State finalists, and a State ____
Championship in 2001.
As the head outdoor track coach for 20 years, Snow coached teams that won
four League Championships, numerous All-League Meet Championships and
one State Class Championship in 1994.
Snow was inducted into the Massachusetts State Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame
in 1991. As the head indoor track coach, Snow guided the Warriors to 13 League
Championships, six second-places finishes in the DCL, 12 All-
League meet Championships, 11 undefeated seasons, seven
State Class Relay Titles, a 62-meet winning streak in the DCL
over eight years, four State Class Championships and and a
league record of 182-41 over 30 seasons.
Along with his coaching activities, he devoted 17 years to Way-
land students as an elementary physical education teacher and
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Snow received coach of the year honors from the Metro West News on numerous occasions and as the Boston
Globe Coach of the Year in 1994 for both indoor track and soccer. He was named Regional Indoor Track Coach
of the Year by the National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Association. He received the honor from the
same association for soccer in 2003.
Bill would like to thank his wife of 40 years, Janis, and his daughters Jennifer and Kathy for their
support through the years. He also thanks Buzz Bowers and Rick Moyer.
Watts made his mark in football, basketball and lacrosse before grad-
uating from Wayland High School. A three-year varsity player in foot-
ball, Watts captained the Warriors his senior year, a campaign in which
he earned league all-star honors and was named co-MVP of the Dual
Lacrosse was the sport in which Watts really shined. He led the state
in scoring his senior year with 119 points, broke the single-season
school scoring record and the career school scoring record, a mark that
was broken four year later by his younger brother Peter.
Watts was named All-League and All-State twice in lacrosse as well as
He was a three-year starter in lacrosse for Dartmouth College and
received the Duk Hendrick Award as a senior, given to the player who improved the most over
his collegiate career.
Watts is a partner in Tank Design/ Inc, a graphic design and branding consulting firm. Scott and
Carey Watts are the parents of two children, Kela and Owen.
Jerry Whelchel, who will be honored posthumously, was the consummate three-
sport star when three-sport athletes were the norm rather than the exception.
Whelchel, a captain as a senior, was a quarterback for the Warriors, but was
equally dangerous throwing or running the ball. He was a three-year varsity
player and a two-year starter behind center, never losing a football game while at
Whelchel was also a standout in basketball. He led the team in scoring as a sen-
ior, averaging 18.1 points per game. He helped lead the Warriors to the third round
of the prestigious Tech Tournament before Wayland was eliminated by Marshfield, 64-52.
During the spring months, Whelchel, a mid-
dle infielder, also shined on the diamond. He
batted .419 for a strong Warrior team his sen-
Whelchel went to UMass Amherst and
enjoyed an outstanding football career for
the the Redmen. He was All- Yankee Confer-
ence his junior and senior years and won the
Bulger Lowe Award as New England's top
player in 1964. Over the course of his career,
Whelchel rushed for 13 touchdowns and
passed for an additional 17. UMass was 22-5-1 (14-1 in the Yankee Conference) with Whelchel behind cen-
ter. He led the team to the Tangerine Bowl his senior year where he was the game's MVP in a losing cause.
Whelchel was drafted by the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League in 1965.
Whelchel passed away Sept. 23, 2004.
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The former Sally White was a standout swimmer during her four years
at Wayland High School, so outstanding that as of the 2008 season, she
still held the school varsity record for the 200 individual medley and
100 butterfly. Eastman also still held four freshmen records, was the all-
time career point leader (887.5 points), and owned the record for most
points in the 1986 season.
She earned All-Scholastic honors from both the Boston Herald and the
Boston Globe her senior year. A two-time captain and team MVP while
at Wayland, Eastman went on to swim at Colby College, serving as a
captain during the 1990-1991 season. She qualified for and participated
in the NCAA III Nationals all four years of her college swimming career
and was a six-time All-American.
While at Colby, Eastman held nine individual school records and was a
member of four record-breaking relay teams. She was the team MVP all
four years in college.
Eastman and her husband Said have two chil-
dren: Jake, 6 and Abby, 4. She is a stay-at-home
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The Hall of Fame Selection Committee: Chris Brown, Asa Foster, Martha Jamieson,
Rick Moyer, Rick Smith, and Bill Snow for their time and contributions in making the
selections for the Wayland High School Athletic Hall of Fame - 2008.
The Antonell family, Keith Barber, golf pro at Pinebrook Country Club, the Cibotti family,
the Doran Family, the Paglia family, and Chris Jenny/The Parthenon Group, for their gener-
ous contributions to the Silent Auction.
Mary Barber and the students in her computer class at WHS, the designers / technicians
for the DVDs.
Robin Kim, who designed the new Wayland Athletic Hall of Fame website,
The Wayland Town Crier for the numerous articles and coverage of the Hall of Fame.
The MetroWest Daily News for contributing photos for the program book.
Asa Foster at DGI - Invisuals for printing services.
WayCam for videotaping and broadcasting the ceremonies on Wayland Cable channels
9 (Comcast) and 37 (Verizon).
Susan Foster for donating the graphic artwork and designing the tickets and